TIL The SS Frankfurt received the Titanic’s message of position but not the distress call, so did not yet know the ship was sinking when they started communications. The Frankfurt casually messaged, “What’s up, old man?”, towhich the Titanic responded, “You fool! You stand by and keep out!”

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  1. The SS Frankfurt did attempt to aid the Titanic when they realised something was wrong.

    Also shout out to the Well There’s Your Problem podcast that I learned this from.

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